Virtually every process includes some level of human work coupled with some form of technology enablement. We offer for start-up solutions that weave together office space, legal, finance, IT and HR infrastructure as scalable and flexible services that are aligned with your business outputs or results. Smartly integrating technology is key to unlocking improved levels of value. Our underlying infrastructure includes the centralized computing and communications capability for all aspects of process delivery and management which helps you to quickly organise your back-office already in the early days of your start-up.Join us
The true value of a start-up cannot be measured by a simple spreadsheet valuation nor by filling in an online form. We build confident intervals that provide a clear line of argument from pitch event to contract negotiation.We validate business models with combination of proven tools such as sum of the parts, cost of capital benchmarking, free cash flows and multi-dimensional risk assessment to provide investors with a valuation that will allow them to have a qualified discussion with their investment comittee, commercial banks and external advisors. Pipe up
Our experience has given us a unique ability to understand a company’s current and projected performance. We offer buy- and sell-side investors a comprehensive review of business plans in the context of the strategy and growth plan of the company. Our scenario playnning provides key insight in the sensitivity of the forecast and the materiality of risks involved. As part of our work, we look at sales and customer engagement strategies, projected market conditions, the industry and competition in a model-based approach to calibrate future revenue and margin expectations for the final investment proposal.GET INVOLVED
We help family offices and investors to maintain important know-how and talent in the target company. During our due diligence work, we carry out a thorough profiling of each team member highlighting strengths and weaknesses.
This ties into the assessment of pension obligations and contractual commitments that could have a significant impact on valuation. Our strategies to safeguard employee knowledge and to retain talent at all levels in the organisation, are developed together with our clients alongside an assessement of key metrics such as absenteism, occupational safety and remuneration policies.LET'S TALK
Together with experts from leading universities, we assess the technological platform of your product or service, its ability to scale and the cycle time that is needed to develop the next generation of the product or service.
If you believe that your concept is unique, we like to understand why nobody else on this planet has come up with the technology, yet. We look into infrastructure set-ups, project management and cybersecurity measures as they are all crucial for the robustness of the business model and the valuation of the business.Establish contact
Becoming a founder is a big step and involves a lot of risk taking at the beginning. We believe that most start-ups are launched by aspiring entrepreneurs who have had limited or negative previous experience to a mature corporate environment. Your success depends on appropriate planning, proper assessment of markets, imaginative marketing as well as good corporate governance. This is why we want to build with you an eco-system environment that provides business support and teaches you of how to systematically reduce process cost.Fly with us
Only when you have learned how to sell and deliver services in a cost-efficient way, you can address properly the customers’ problems and processes. We focus our founders on the front-office where the business idea is developed, a highly divergent and complex environment which requires full attention of the founders. The back-office is a non-market activity which is simple and with few transaction but it requires a lot of attention and experience to make your business investable. We help you to design and to set up such back-office to keep you focused on the essential, product growth.Visit now
Courtship describes for us the phase during which you search for team members, partners and investors you want to build a relationship with. It is all about testing values and opinions thus engaging with different people in a casual way before committing to build a nest. Developing trust can be a lengthy process which we will guide you through until you are ready to make a commitment. Building trust at this stage plays a major part in your ability to sustain partnership over time. It sends a strong signal for future bearings and reinforces a mutually satisfactory cost–benefit trade-off.Court us
When you feel the urge to get your structures ready for your business idea, we help you to form long-lasting relationships with your suppliers and gathering the best team around you. This stage involves making physical preparations such as the legal structure and definition of processes based on your needs and our experience.
The team members become now more selective about the company they keep and prefer sticking close to the nesting ground as part of an intensive bonding exercise. We will actively disencourage you from pivoting your idea at this stage. That is why we call it our lock-up period.Nest now
Together with other likeminded investors, we want to build a robust network of small companies that cooperate with large enterprises as well as academic and research institutions. The strength of the equity linkage which is solely decided upon by the founders, will be reinforced by joint back-office projects and collaboration in marketing and sales to protect the eco-system against the risk of failure. Our investors fulfil important stewardship and monitoring roles, are actively engaging while leaving a lot of breathing space to the founders.JOIN US
You have worked for weeks on your pitch deck and the date is approaching rapidly on which you want to make an impression to investors, sponsors, customers or an award jury while aneager audience is watching your performance. Before you go live, we offer you an intensive training and rehearsal using some cool models to stretch you to the limit. Structured feedback, key messages review and interaction with the audience and your co-presenters make this workshop a must-do before you go out and pitch.
Recommend size: 2-3 people
Course duration: half day
Pricing starts at: € 1,500
Founded as a non-profit student think tank to solve AI challenges in machine learning, mathematics, image processing, engineering and deep learning, the OxAI group has evolved as a driver of innovation that reaches beyond the boundaries of our world today. Members have to go through a strict selection process to promote forward thinking capability, analytical skills as well as building diversity in gender and area of interest. We like their forefront thinking and access to state-of-the-art technology and code.Know more
You are looking for the best possible route-to-market approach to reach potential customers with your product or service? You want to hit the next threshold with investors and need to shine with your marketing and sales strategies? We provide customised support at all stages of your go-to-market process. Start with booking our Initial Exploration Workshop where you define and document alternative routes forward that deliver initial impulses and next steps.
Recommend size: 3-5 people
Course duration: one day
Pricing starts at: € 2,900
Align your team and grow your brand. Ideal for founders and CEOs who want to align their core team on the values and cultural heritage of their business. Our approach is based Johnson's cultural web which will allow your team exploring stories, symbols, power distribution, organisational structure, control systems as well as rituals and routines in your organisation. Agree on cultural cornerstones and a common agenda for going forward.
Recommend size: 8-10 people
Course duration: 2x half days
Pricing starts at: € 3,800
Seedcamp invests early in world-class founders attacking large, global markets and solving real problems using technology. They share with us the vision that funding at the earliest stage of a project is the greatest asset an investor can bring to your project.
This diverse team of founders, makers, operators, executors, investors and tech-enthusiasts finds the best product market fit, builds sales and marketing capabilities and has a access to a powerful community of incredible people across the world. We value Seedcamp for their engagement in Labstep and their ability to local mobilise experts.Learn more
Pier 11 stands for more than legal excellence as they are our chosen law firm for entrepreneurs. We believe that they act as entrepreneurs in the way they advise and calculate their fees in a fair and transparent way.
Probably the first business law firm that we have met, which proactively offers an alternative to the hourly-rate billing model. We enjoy working with them for their high quality advice and clear set of common values.Get involved
From theatre to virtual reality headsets, small businesses to international corporations, crowdfunding has helped entrepreneurs and project leaders across the world to raise money, build their customer bases and prove that there is a market for their product. Former CEO of E*Trade and serial entrepreneur Julian Costley shares key tips to make your campaign a roaring success, and gives you the guidance and advice you need, taking you step by step all the way from planning your crowdfunding campaign to getting the money in the bank.Read now
Antibodies.com has been founded by real world scientists dedicated to providing the best in class research and diagnostic reagents. Frustrated by the high prices and lack of transparency found in the research tool market, they decided to source their products from the same primary manufacturers that supply every leading antibody vendor, and operate a lean business model in order to price products at up to 50% less.
Headquartered in Cambridge (UK), the founders serve life scientists worldwide helping accelerate our understanding of biology and facilitate personalised medicine. Their low-cost approach is highly disruptive and finding the right antibody, protein, or assay for research has never been so accurate and affordable which is confirmed by a fast growing customer base.
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Inplace is a leading outplacement and HR consultancy which assists people in making the right next move in their professional life. The company is an important partner in major restructuring projects closing the gap between employers, trade unions, works councils and their legal advisors. During the last six years they have become the market leader in the media publishing and printing industry and a growing footprint in consumer goods and technology.
Their concept has been highly successful with groups as well as individuals across all verticals. With over 20 years of expertise in finding the best deal when negotiating with trade unions and management, they have combined scale with a personal approach that is highly appreciated. We are proud to see the vast majority of client finding a new job within 6-9 months.Visit now
inploi is focussed on the hospitality sector (food, beverage and accommodation services, in the broadest sense), with leading restaurants, cafes, clubs, pubs, bars, hotels, delis, wine rooms, caterers and related employers using our software, connecting with a growing network of talent - including chefs, baristas, waiting staff, sommeliers, porters, attendants, kitchen staff, managers, bartenders, assistants, and other potential team members from the sector. Sure that they will be moving into other sectors/industries soon and build an international community to entice people from across Europe to move to their dream job. The team makes it easy for people to obtain information, to advertise and access job opportunities, to network and make connections, and ultimately to be better informed and more successful in their careers in a free European labour market. And it is great for good employers to stand out and to find the people they need to run effectively.Search job
KX operates a number of regional job portals targeting small and medium sized companies with a continuous demand for white and collar jobs. The focus on clearly defined regions provides an additional benefit of local employer branding thus building a network of companies. Apart from publishing regional job vacancies, the founders offer internships, trainee jobs and temporary troles across all industries.
Additional services such as profiling, assistance with CV and personal statements as well as a steadily growing offer of training and development opportunities complement their portfolio. By offering job search for far less than existing companies, KX accomodates for the continuous pressure on their customers' recruitment budgets.Dream your job
Labstep is a team of scientists and developers on a mission. The platform stems from their own personal frustrations in the lab full such as lost results, wasted time and missed opportunities for collaboration. The first prototype was created within the University of Oxford where it was rapidly adopted. With the backing of Seedcamp and Google for Startups, we have brought together a great team of scientists and highly skilled developers to build a cutting-edge platform.
Delivering tangible value, Labstep has seen rapid, organic adoption of the platform among researchers globally. Since launching, our research app is now used at over 600 universities around the world, including Oxford, Cambridge (UK), Harvard and MIT becoming probably the most advanced electronic lab notebook (ELN) available to the scientist community.Start experimenting
Their network of highly skilled designers and developers around the world builds on the principles of the world of fungi where the thread-like mycelium creates a controlled and specific environment. To build a new product, myzel.io chooses from pool of accreditied designers and developers to build best-in-class functionality in less time and for less cost than an agency.
With the ability to scale the team within 24 hours by using their Organic Intelligence tool, customers can choose alternatives routes for the most sophisticated projects in no time which allows accelerating learning curves and improving user experience and interaction. The team of myzel.io know always of how to connect the dots and how to deliver bespoke webprojects of all sizes in full and in time.
Onviga is a platform that promotes essential content for living a modern life in the global village. The founders have moved from being a software company to the generation of unique content thorugh blogs, forums and other channels. Search engine optimisation, smart algorithms and an excellent access to developing resources combines with their idea to present information from the Internet in a fair, simple and transparent way.
They use their expertise to build webportals and systems that will allow members of the platform to have an equal share of profits and in the decision making thus making a major contribution to the democratisation of the internet. We like their idea of revolutionising the way we operate today as well as their vocation for quality and fairness.
Low entry barriers and the high fragmentation of the recruitment industry caught the interest of the Riverhunters who launched their first regional recruitment company, Elbhunter, on the basis a strong, experienced team with many years of experience in the sectors of consumer goods, medical, financial services, technology and retail.
Clever use of digital tools and an excellent network have delivered good growth since their beginning. We cannot wait to bring this idea to other regions in Germany, the UK and France as we believe that there is plenty of room to consolidate and grow a regional network of companies.Go hunting
SportStart offers qualified exercise and sports courses for children up to six years with and without parents, as well as adult yoga classes.The team has been promoting children's physical activity and health in schools and day nurseries for more than ten years. Now they have started their first location in the middle of Hamburg. Their sports schools provide parents with great ideas for a life full of movement. Workshops and keynote speeches on the topics such as exercise, sports, nutrition and health complement their offer.
The "Floh" (flea) program is a special multisport concept which was specially developed for children up to primary school age. Trainers are expected to have a high level of attention for each child and their talents throughout the lesson. SportStart's goal is to encourage enjoyment of physical exercise to be physically active for a lifetime.
Our founders believe that ZOYA is a cool word. It’s their space for freedom of action and thought. To the ancient Greeks, zoya was animated life. Life that moved and did stuff. Life grounded in change, in always becoming, not just being. Thirty thousand years ago, early man painted mammoths and bison in motion, frame by frame. That innate desire to capture zoya was the first artistic expression of kinema – “movement”.
They believe in film’s radical, creative power. Its ability to kickstart change. This is true whether we’re making documentaries or creating commercials.They are looking for customers and brands that cultivates this spark, have a real spirit, and want to share it. Brands which desire real personality, and emotional conviction in engaging people. Brands which want to make a mark.Watch more